Transition from bandlike to quasiatomic behavior in the N6,7O4,5O4,5 Auger spectra of iridium, platinum, and gold

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The N6,7O4,5O4,5 Auger spectra of iridium, platinum, and gold have been measured. In conformity with the trends found in XVV spectra from the 3d- and 4d-series metals we find a change from bandlike toward quasiatomic behavior going from Ir to Au. The Auger spectrum from Ir is well described by a self-convolution of the valence band, thus showing a delocalized nature of the two-hole final state. The Auger spectra of Pt and Au are compared with calculated Auger profiles using the Cini-Sawatzky model. Especially for Au the spectrum is found to have strong contributions from atomiclike final states. Experimental values for the Coulomb interaction U are derived and compared with previous determinations for the 3d-, 4d-, and 5d-series metals.


  • Ralf Nyholm
  • Kurt Helenelund
  • Börje Johansson
  • Sven Erik Hörnström
External organisations
  • Linköping University
  • Uppsala University
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-679
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes